The opportunity to adopt Tessie came in mid-May of 2020, two months after we adopted Amos,  a large, sweet-tempered, 9-year old Lab mix. We had been on the adoptee list with As Good as Gold for almost a year, but had not heard of any available goldens.

When we did get an email telling us about Tessie, we had go see her for ourselves. And, of course we brought Amos to meet her. We had never owned two dogs before, but were willing to, if we met the right golden.

Tessie was a recent International rescue from Istanbul, Turkey and was living with her new foster mom. Well, it was love at first sight for all of us! Tessie was beautiful and bright and we couldn’t wait to bring her home. Having two dogs has been a great experience for us; they are always ready for fun!

Tessie is very cuddly, and loves to be petted and praised. She loves to carry around her stuffed animals. Tessie has endeared herself to Amos; they are inseparable!

We are thankful to As Good as Gold, and hope that others will be able to adopt a wonderful dog like our Tessie.

  • Be at least 23 years of age

  • No children under 6 years of age living in your home

  • We primarily adopt goldens to families living within Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and the southern most counties of Wisconsin

  • If you do not own your residence or live in a condo, you will need a letter from your landlord or property management company

  • Provide excellent vet care for your dog(s)

  • Do not use an invisible fence

  • Are not over your town/county's pet limit

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR POLICIES? All your answers in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

If interested please fill out our online adoption application form; please make sure you fill in every required field/question or your submission will not go through. Please note that we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care and our bios are our current observations; we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history and as such breed and age estimates are an educated guess.

Available Goldens for Adoption